What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Aporkalypse - Pigs of Doom is a generally tame and funny puzzle/maze game that sends players on a quest to save the world from doom. Use the superpowers of four pig heroes to conquer 30 levels of play against pigs from hell (and "hell" is used in the game narrative). A free version of the app has ads at the bottom of the screen; there are no ads in the paid version.
Is it any good?
Even though the apocalypse may be a rather dark subject, APORKALYPSE - PIGS OF DOOM will not be scary for most tweens and teens. In fact, even the evil characters are somewhat comical. The quirky superpowers that the hero pigs possess -- including eating through roadblocks and then spitting them out to make bridges; shooting cannons; repelling evil with their stinkiness; and turning into ghosts -- are fun twists to traditional arcade-style mazes. Players collect coins throughout each level to move through solving the puzzles and mazes and progress to the next level. On the downside, if you don't finish a level it doesn't save your progress. Also, some important parts of the game are not explained and must be learned through trial and error, which could be frustrating for some younger players.